Visit Florence with a comfortable day trip from Venice.
Depart in the morning from Venezia Santa Lucia train station and in just 2 hours you will reach the heart of Florence, the city of Renaissance!
Led by a local professional guide, your day will start with a comprehensive Walking Tour, discovering the most iconic sights of the Renaissance and Medieval Florence. You will first explore the Medici district, where you can admire the monuments that the members of the famous Florentine family themselves admired everyday with their own eyes: the amazing palace where they lived, the ancient San Lorenzo Church and the Medici Chapels, their mausoleum. A few steps away, you will be breathless in front of the beauty of the monumental complex of the Duomo, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni, with its golden “Porta del Paradiso. The tour then goes through the characteristic streets of the medieval district where Dante and Beatrice lived and where you can also admire the imposing and unique Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art, adorned with the statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trading guilds. You will be led then to the picturesque Straw Market: don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous “porcellino” (pig). Going on you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political center of the city. In this “open-air museum”, you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Perseus by Cellini and the Rape of the Sabines by Giambologna. Dominating the square, you will admire the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with Arnolfo's crenellated tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. Following from the outside the spectacular elevated path of the Vasari Corridor, you will arrive at the romantic and picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewelry shops!
After the Tour, you can enjoy time at your leisure waiting for your next visit.
In the afternoon, the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral awaits you.
Your official guide will lead you to the exciting discovery of the magnificent artistic treasures, kept inside one of the most beautiful and largest cathedrals in the world. Once inside, you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves and you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear. The Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture.